Owners of Kansas City-based Great Plains Energy Inc. and Topeka-based Westar Energy Inc. will vote next month at simultaneous meetings in the companies’ respective headquarters cities. The proposed merger also faces regulatory reviews. Missouri regulatory staff are in talks with Great Plains.
The Land Clearance For Redevelopment Authority approved a tax abatement for a 104-unit apartment project at 18th and Holmes, but developer Steve Foutch says the level of abatement was too low to make his project work.
An atheist group’s lawsuit has halted plans to provide $65,000 in Kansas City taxpayer dollars for September’s National Baptist Convention in Kansas City. It comes at a time when public funding for religious entities is at the heart of another Missouri case that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court in its 2016-17 session.
No vote was taken Wednesday by the Kansas City Council Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee on an ordinance to change development policy by limiting incentives. The committee will consider more than two hours’ worth of public testimony from Wednesday’s hearing and expects to take up the issue once again in a week.
A federal judge approved $18.9 million in attorneys fees Tuesday in class-action “hot fuel” cases filed against gas stations that did not account for the expansion of gasoline in warmer temperatures. The cases stemmed from reporting done in 2006 by The Kansas City Star.
The formal topic of Yellen’s speech is the “monetary policy toolkit” and the conference itself, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Fed starting Thursday and concluding Saturday, is “Designing Resilient Monetary Policy Frameworks for the Future.”
Shares wavered in thin but volatile trading in Asia on Thursday, following a bleak day on Wall Street led by declines in health-care stocks as outrage mounts over steep price hikes for Mylan's EpiPens. Investors are awaiting a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's on Friday.
Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. is continuing its shopping spree with its fourth acquisition since the April collapse of its planned $160 billion megadeal to buy rival Allergan PLC and move its headquarters, on paper, to Allergan's base in lower-tax Ireland.
Bridget Hughes shows her tiny Kansas City apartment where her family of six live. Rents across Kansas City have spiked in the past year with the highest increases occurring in what had been areas with the lowest average rents, meaning that low income renters are feeling the greatest distress. Video by: ALLISON LONG | firstname.lastname@example.org